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  • Dr. Walton Taylor Installed as the Society's 22nd President
    Walton Taylor, MD, FACS, of Dallas began his term as the Society's President on May 4. The official transition of leadership from Dr. Steven Chen to Dr. Taylor took place at the business meeting held in conjunction with the Society's 19th Annual Meeting in Orlando. - For more details, click here.
  • New ABS Continuous Certification Program
    The new ABS Continuous Certification Program has been designed to be more flexible, convenient and practice-related. Continuous Certification documents a surgeon's ongoing commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning, and practice improvement following initial board certification. The following PowerPoint presentation describes the key points and features of the new Continuous Certification Program: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pm4nh2ekpwjn1cl/ABS-CC-03.18_Updated.pptx?dl=0

  • 2018 Humanism Award Winner Announced
    Dr. Aye Moe Thu Ma has been selected as the winner of the 2018 ASBrS/APGF Humanism in Medicine Award. The award will be presented at the 19th Annual Meeting during the President's Reception on Saturday, May 5th. Congratulations Dr. Ma!

    To read more about Dr. Ma and her foundation, International Breast and Medical Mission, click here.

  • ACS/ASBrS Health Policy Scholarship Winner Announced
    Dr. Sharon S. Lum, of Loma Linda, CA is the winner of this year's Health Policy and Management Scholarship. The annual scholarship is provided by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons to support the recipient's attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University. The course will be held June 3-9, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Lum!

  • 2018 ACS/ASBrS International Scholarship Recipient Announced

    Congratulations to our 2018 ACS/ASBrS International Scholarship Award recipient, Guldeniz Karadeniz Cakmak, MD of Turkey. She will attend The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) 19th Annual Meeting, May 2-6, 2018 in Orlando, FL and visit the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) headquarters in Chicago, IL, to learn about the standards for a breast cancer program/database and the importance of multidisciplinary breast cancer care.

  • 2018 Update to the Physicians as Assistants at Surgery Report Released

    The American College of Surgeons (ACS), in collaboration with 15 other national specialty surgical organizations, has recently published the eighth edition of Physicians as Assistants at Surgery Report, a study first undertaken in 1994. The 2018 report reflects the most recent clinical practices and provides guidance on how often an operation might require a physician to assist at surgery.

Presidential Address at the 19th Annual Meeting in Orlando, May 4, 2018
Outgoing President Dr. Steven Chen presents Surgeons as Advocates: A Time for Action.
Introduction provided by incoming president Dr. Walton Taylor.

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